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Pitch Deck Teardown: Glambook’s $2.5 million seed deck

Glambook recently raised $2.5 million at a $12 million valuation, and I managed to talk it into letting me share its full pitch deck with you to see...

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Hackers abuse ‘chaotic’ Nomad exploit to drain almost $200M in crypto

About 40 blockchain addresses drained $152 million, or 80%, of the stolen funds.

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You can’t afford a house, but you can probably afford Nada

Real-estate fintech company Nada allows investors to buy into the home-equity market for individual cities such as Miami and Austin

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Every startup wants an extension round, but there aren’t enough to go around

As venture funding slows, founders are scrambling to extend their runways, regardless of how much cash they already have. But the startups that need...

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Looks like (some) neobanks will be OK after all

There's some good financial news brewing for neobanks: new data indicates that at least some of the larger and better-known neobanks are going...

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Yat founder Naveen Jain talks ’emoji identity’ and lasting web3 trends

As the crypto market continues to struggle, plenty of founders and investors are left wondering whether this latest bull run was all some grand fever...

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As fundraising gets harder, founders should ask investors for a flat round

The founders who can get in front of tough conversations will be the ones to reach the next milestone, albeit on a less attractive path, and remain...

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When it comes to sanctions, PE firms must proceed with great caution

In order to effectively mitigate sanction risks, PEs are doing due diligence on their LPs and investing in the management of compliance programs and...

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Proptech still has fundamental problems for entrepreneurs to solve

Proptech has made our lives easier with innovations like smart homes, AirBnB, and the ability to shop for and secure a mortgage from our phones. But...

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Hackers stole Social Security numbers in Flagstar data breach affecting 1.5 million customers

It's the bank's second breach of customer Social Security numbers in two years.

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Brex leaving adrift some SMB customers roils corporate spend market

Given how competitive the corporate spend world has proved, Brex has kicked off an interesting strategic conversation in the well-funded fintech...

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We turned our investors into our best source of customer feedback

Next time an investor asks “How can I be helpful?” give this approach some consideration.

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Mono aims to be ‘first bankingless bank’ for Latin America’s small businesses

Mono is building a fully digital bank with accounts that can be opened in around 15 minutes versus an average of two weeks at an incumbent bank.

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Binance.US CEO tells employees the company is “growing faster than ever”

The crypto exchange has $250 million in the bank and plans to double headcount on its product and tech team, CEO Brian Shroder said

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Apple enters the BNPL market as regulation, competition intensify

How will all of these BNPL-focused providers fare with Apple pounding its way into their market?

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Backbase raises its first funding, $128M at a $2.6B valuation, for tools that help banks with engagement

Larger banks and other financial service providers are getting a lot more serious when it comes to competing with upstarts that are disrupting their...

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Juni jumps on $206M to help e-commerce players manage their own money better

The e-commerce market is on track to pass $5.5 trillion in revenues this year, which speaks not only to how much consumers are shopping online these...

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Bud raises $80M more to expand its AI-based open banking platform, used to power lending tools and more

Embedded finance — where financial services companies and others bring in different kinds of fintech technology by way of APIs to enhance their...

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Meet the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals category and special award winners

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition focused on purpose-driven innovation, and sponsor of TechCrunch Sessions:...

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Coralogix streams $142M into its coffers to expand its production analytics into a full-stack observability platform

We’ve long documented the challenges that DevOps and operations teams in specific areas like security face these days when it comes to data...

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Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash

The Y Combinator-backed seed startup comes out of stealth with $6.2 million in funding for its blockchain-based personal finance app

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How Untapped Global plans to bring the revenue financing model to African startups

In the developed world, almost anyone can get financing for, say, a car lease. But in an emerging economy like South Africa, the only people who own...

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Sachin Bansal’s firm fails to secure India bank permit

The Indian central bank has rejected the application of Chaitanya India Fin Credit seeking permission to become a bank in a major setback to Flipkart...

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Classiq raises additional funding for its quantum algorithm design tools

Tel Aviv-based Classiq, a startup that wants to make it easier for developers to build quantum algorithms and applications, today announced that it...

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Robinhood aims to court users by offering attractive 1% interest rate on cash

Investing platform Robinhood to double its annual interest yield available to customers on uninvested cash to 1%

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China’s internet users are paying close attention to the crypto crash

While China has banned cryptocurrency trading, its people remain interested in the ups and downs of the crypto market, not least because many of them...

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Gradient Ventures backs Mentum’s goal to democratize investment services in LatAm

The company offers technology in the form of APIs and widgets that businesses can use to create investment products for their customers.

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Stripe flexes its fintech muscle with Financial Connections to pull banking data automatically

Stripe, the payments behemoth valued at $95 billion a year ago and now reportedly inching closer to an IPO, today announced a new product that fills...

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